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May, 18th 2021

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Kallanish Steel Weekly

20-21 May 18, 2021

Kallanish Steel Weekly: GFG Alliance, Liberty refinancing hits new bump

Negotiations to refinance Sanjiv Gupta’s GFG Alliance have been thrown into doubt after the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced on Friday that it would investigate the group.

The SFO said in a statement that it is “investigating suspected fraud, fraudulent trading and money laundering in relation to the financing …

19-21 May 11, 2021

Kallanish Steel Weekly: Pig iron prices yet to reach new record levels, unlike scrap and iron ore

The sleepy CIS merchant pig iron trade has been stirred up with just one sale in the past week, when a trader sold a very long position to a buyer in Latin America. Meanwhile both Turkish scrap and Chinese iron ore reached new all time records last week.

A 30,000-tonne …

18-21 May 4, 2021

Kallanish Steel Weekly: Semiconductor shortage continues to impact downstream sectors

German carmaker Volkswagen Group predicts more disruptions in production due to the continued global semiconductor shortages. During the last few weeks, a number of global carmakers announced temporary stoppages of production units due to the lack of supplies, a trend expected to continue further in 2021. “Due to the increasing …

17-21 April 27, 2021

Kallanish Steel Weekly: How will steel trade flows change after Covid-19 shock?

Speakers at the Kallanish Asia Steel Markets 2021 conference last week gave their outlooks on trade flows following the unforeseen Covid-19 shock to trade last year.

Derek Langston of SSY Consultancy Research pointed out that freight rates are at an 11-year high due to economic and industrial recoveries, container shortages, …